Amazon’s new Kindle offers double the storage, sharper screen, and USB-C for $100

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for years, Amazon Kindle Paper White It was the best Kindle for most people to buy, compared to the standard Kindle without the adjective. It was the first to have a front-illuminated high-resolution screen; Water leak; And USB-C… the list goes on. But today, Amazon announce New $100 Kindle Includes approx All the best features from the latest Paperwhite for $40 less. new device Available for pre-order now It will be released on October 12th.

Compared to the previous generation Kindle, the new 11th generation model raises the pixel density from 167 PPI to 300 PPI, the same level as other Kindles from Amazon. This makes the text noticeably clearer and more beautiful. Storage doubles from 8GB to 16GB, which isn’t something you’ll notice if you mainly read text but more useful if you listen to a lot of audiobooks. The micro USB charging port is gone, replaced with a modern USB-C port that lets you charge the device using the same connector you use for most modern laptops, phones, tablets, and game consoles.

The new Kindle is $10 more expensive than the device it replaces, and its price goes up to $120 if you want the version without lock screen ads. a Kindle Kids Edition With a two-year extended warranty, one of three color caps, and a year’s subscription to Amazon’s Kids+ service is also $120 (it won’t show ads to your kids by default, but Amazon says it will show ads if you exit Kindle Kids Mode).

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The Paperwhite still has some significant advantages over the base Kindle. The front light of its larger 6.8-inch screen uses 17 LEDs instead of the Kindle’s four for smoother, more uniform lighting. The headlight color temperature can be adjusted if you prefer a warmer look. The Paperwhite Signature Edition includes up to 32GB of storage, an automatic brightness sensor, and wireless charging. Most importantly, all Paperwhite models are IPX8 water-resistant, for use in the bathtub, in the pool, or on the beach.

For most people, these improvements are probably still worth Extra $40. But this upgrade to the base Kindle puts it in line with where the Paperwhite was a couple of years ago, and for folks who want to save money (or people buying another Kindle for a child), it’s good to see it get such a big upgrade.

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